River Lodge - Scenic Places to Visit

Glenmore Lake, Tousist

Allihies Beara Peninsula

Lauragh Forge, Tuosist


Fushia growing wild

Loughbrin Lake


Faungorth Activity Centre, Kenmare
contains Pitch and Putt, Tennis, Fishing, Camping & Archery.

Rowing Boat Hire
is available in Cloonee Lakes at The Lakehouse, Tousist where you can enjoy a lazy trip on the nearby lake or climb the mountain to enjoy the spectacular views of the lakes below and the Kenmare River and Iveragh Peninsula beyond. There’s a teahouse and restaurant there too.

is the ideal way to really experience the atmosphere, sights and scenery and a range of bicycles for hire can be found at Finnegan’s Bicycle Hire at the top of Henry Street.

The Bonane Heritage Park at is a fascinating place to visit. It’s steeped in archeological history, well laid out and signed & includes a stone circle. The Park is located about seven miles out of town on the Glenngarriff Road.

The Rolls of Butter
is the local name for a distinctive multi-bullaun stone, situated adjacent to the Drom-Fiachna Cemetary in the townland of Garranesin Bonane. It’s one of the most significant Stone Age monuments in western Europe. Bonane, the parish in which this stone is found, has a wealth of history and informative tours can be arranged from Molly Gallivan’s.

The Mass Rock at Baurearagh
in Bonane is hidden away across a river and high up among forestry below the Glengarriff Road. It’s a place where the Catholic Mass was secretly celebrated in penal times.

The Stone Circle
at Kenmare is a particularly fine example and is the largest stone circle in south west Ireland. Over 3,000 years old, it consists of 15 stones enclosing a circle measuring about 17metres in diameter. It’s known locally as the Druid's Circle and features a capstone which must be around seven tons in weight. The Stone Circle is very close to the centre of town and is signposted from the Square.

Market Day
is every Wednesday in Kenmare. There’s a great range of locally- produced organic free range food products, also artefacts and antiques.

Chocolate Making at ‘Bonane’s Chocolate Factory’ is well worth a visit. Lorge Chocolatier is the name of the business and Benoit Lorge produces the most delicious home-made chocolates which are distributed nationally. Both dark and milk chocolates in a range of rich, mouth watering flavours are available.